I had this washing machine about 14 months (just after the warranty ran out!) when it started having all kinds of trouble. It began by trouble with the fill of the tub. Sometimes it would fill and sometimes it wouldn't. Then it stopped working on the rinse cycle. To this day, I have to go back after the wash cycle and manually start the cycle over to rinse my clothes! Energy Efficiency It seems to be fairly energy efficient. Performance The washer does a great job at cleaning clothes. Ease of Use It was easy to use, before the trouble. Design The design is really simple and efficient. Mine has no temperature control because I didn't need one. The model is designed to control the temperature of the water so that it dissolves the detergent but doesn't waste hot water. Durability Because of the early trouble with the cycles, I will never buy another Amana. The rinse cycle has always given me trouble. I had a repairman look at it and he told me it would be cheaper to buy a new one...but not an Amana!